Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Berks County

Where is the Berks County Prothonotary's Office that files mechanic liens?

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Berks County Prothonotary’s Office located at:

Berks County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone:610-478-6970

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Federal Holidays, Good Friday, General Election Day and the Day After Thanksgiving

What is Berks County's Recording Backlog?

The Berks County Prothonotary’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Berks County?

If your construction project is located in Berks County, then yes, you should file your lien here.

What are the margin & page size requirements to file a lien in Berks County?

How can I make payment to the Berks County Prothonotary's Office?

The Berks County Prothonotary’s Office accepts check payments. Checks must be made payable to “Prothonotary of Berks County”. All checks returned for insufficient funds will be assessed a $30.00 service charge.

What are the filing fees to record a mechanics lien in Berks County?

The Berks County Prothonotary’s recording fees are as follows:

Recording Fees

Recording Fee (Any document or paper requiring recording): $40.00

Lien Fees

Commonwealth of PA (SAT fee NOT included): $25.00
Federal (includes SAT fee): $38.00
Mechanics (includes SAT fee): $53.00
Municipal (includes SAT fee): $53.00

Copy Fees

Copies per page: $0.50
Sent by Mail- 1st page: $5.50
Sent by Mail- each additional page: $ 1.25
Sent by Fax – 1st page: $7.75
Sent by Fax – each additional page: $1.25
Certifying Copy of Document – 1st page only: $ 7.75
Certifying Each Additional Page: $2.00

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from the Berks County Prothonotary's Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Berks County Prothonotary’s Office located at:

Berks County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone:610-478-6970

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Federal Holidays, Good Friday, General Election Day and the Day After Thanksgiving

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies per page: $0.50
Sent by Mail- 1st page: $5.50
Sent by Mail- each additional page: $ 1.25
Sent by Fax – 1st page: $7.75
Sent by Fax – each additional page: $1.25
Certifying Copy of Document – 1st page only: $ 7.75
Certifying Each Additional Page: $2.00

You can also search for Berks County Civil Court System records online at: https://prothy.countyofberks.com/cms/

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